4th of July

NEBRASKA | Six state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to six state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on Independence Day, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  Those visitors should always use caution when lighting fireworks. Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) near Malcolm, Fort Kearny SRA near Kearney, Memphis SRA near Memphis, Fremont SRA … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Six state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

NEW YORK/July 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating. Tuesday’s festivities stretch from a baseball home run derby in London to a picnic at the White House to a Utah ski town where residents initially weren’t even … Continue reading US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Fourth of July brings mixed feelings for some minorities

ALBUQUERQUE, NM/July 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts. How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times? Blacks, Latinos and immigrant … Continue reading Fourth of July brings mixed feelings for some minorities

Public fireworks shows are safest way to enjoy July 4th fireworks

June 28, 2017 (STL.News) As Missourians prepare for Fourth of July celebrations, many will be thinking of the thrills that come with fireworks.  Few consider that across the nation July 4th is the busiest day of the year for fires; or that almost one-half of those fires are related to fireworks. The Division of Fire … Continue reading Public fireworks shows are safest way to enjoy July 4th fireworks

Celebrate Freedom the Independent Way – Don’t Drink and Drive

Don’t drive impaired; it’s not worth it – Don’t drink and drive! JEFFERSON CITY/June 27, 2017 (STL.News) – To assure that you only see the flashing lights of fireworks this Independence Day, and not those of a police car, be smart – don’t drive impaired. Local law enforcement will be especially watchful for impaired drivers … Continue reading Celebrate Freedom the Independent Way – Don’t Drink and Drive

MO Highway Patrol: Have A Safe July Fourth Weekend!

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/June 19, 2017 (STL.News) Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is telling Missouri’s travelers it’s imperative they include safety in their plans for the upcoming July Fourth holiday.  Many people will travel somewhere to enjoy the many recreational opportunities in our state.  No matter what you plan for … Continue reading MO Highway Patrol: Have A Safe July Fourth Weekend!